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Is slow growth America’s new normal?

The story economists have been telling you for years now is that the U.S. economy just can’t catch a break. But what if, as some economists think, this is our new normal?

Why does Mitt Romney want to be president?

When we look at Mitt Romney’s career and see a coreless opportunist, we’re just looking at the wrong data. But what does looking at the right data actually tell us about why Romney wants to be president, and what kind of president he'd be?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 4, 2012

Republicans don’t always oppose the federal welfare state

Think Republicans are always against expanding the safety net? Think again.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 20, 2012

The individual mandate: What happened?

The individual mandate began as a Republican policy and became a Democratic policy. Here's how.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 19, 2012